Quick Hit: ‘Women, Disability, and Feminism: Intersections and Activism’ Event in Washington, DC on 31 March

The Younger Women’s Task Force: DC Metro Chapter invites you to “Women, Disability, and Feminism: Intersections and Activism”

Join us on Wednesday, March 31st for a panel discussion on “Women, Disability, and Feminism: Intersections and Activism.”  This important conversation will focus on topics including: how disability issues and ableism affect women; the intersections between feminism and the disability rights movement; how feminist communities have or have not included disabled women and their perspectives; and what we can do to make feminist spaces more inclusive and better advocate for the rights of women with disabilities.

Please join us to hear from these expert panelists and add your thoughts to the conversation!

  • Edna E. Johnson, Ph.D., Chief of Division Services for the Blind with the Rehabilitation Services Administration, District of Columbia Department on Disability Service
  • Stephanie Ortoleva, Senior Human Rights, Disability Rights and Women’s Rights Attorney Advisor, BlueLaw International
  • Amy Rousseau, Executive Director, DAWN (Deaf Abused Women’s Network)
  • Bethiny Stark, Inclusion Specialist, Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital
  • Joy Welan, Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow

When: Wednesday, March 31st, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: YWCA of the National Capital Area offices (624 9th St, NW, Washington, DC 20001)

The event will begin with a brief reception with light refreshments, followed by the panel discussion and time for audience Q&A.  American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. The YWCA offices are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at ywtfdc[@]gmail[.]com with accommodation requests, questions, or suggestions.

Facebook event page here: http://tinyurl.com/ywtfWDF

About YWTF: DC: The Younger Women’s Task Force: DC Metro chapter (YWTF: DC), a project of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, is a grassroots organization dedicated to creating an inclusive community for conversation and action to empower young women ages 21-35 in the DC metro area. Go to www.ywtf.org; www.twitter.com/ywtfdc; or find us on Facebook for more information.

By 26 March, 2010.    activism, events, feminism